Earlier posting from Big Wallop:
:So it's just an old water tank for the back of an open fire ? That won't
:cause any problems at all, so you'd be able to use a timber moulding fixed
:with No More Nails around the outside of the opening. Cheap. Cheerful, and
:can be finished in any style you wish.
A DIY job complete!
Stinky 70s fireplace ripped out, big hole cement in, got a pro to plaster, built
the bottom up to make hole in wall fireplace. Lined
the base with 65p slate look vinyl tiles
Finished off with chamfered wood cut into a frame. No tools only a hacksaw and
a page folded on the diagonal to make 45 degrees,
much giggling and 4 wonky bits of frame later, needed a load of polyfilla in the
edges. Stuck on with No More Nails as advised.
Now all painted up and it looks FAN-TAS-TIC. 2 poofs off million £ eat your
Thanks for everyone's advice
In all the years I've been doing this DIY gubbins as well as watching
the so-called 'pros' do it the more I've come to rely on
not-quite-so-perfect joins that can be disguised with polyfilla. Back
when I was working our company was the first into a refurbished office
block, and because we were an IT company we got the job of sorting out
the on-site cafe to be an internet cafe. Suffice to say I've never
seen so many bodge jobs in me life that were covered up with either
plasterboard, polyfilla or caulk........
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